Welcome iPLA Evaluators

Thank you for your interest in the Empire State University program of evaluating individualized prior college-level learning for our students.

About the Evaluator Resources

These resources will assist both the evaluator new to iPLA and the experienced evaluator to understand the steps in the evaluation process, learn the requirements for evaluations of college-level learning and make credit recommendations.

SUNY Empire grants credit for college-level learning obtained in traditional and nontraditional settings. The focus of this guide is on evaluating individual learning, which we call individualized Prior Learning Assessment or iPLA.

Information about other types of evaluations of prior college-level learning is available in other sections of this website.

The iPLA Evaluator's Role

The three tasks of an iPLA evaluator include:

The iPLA Evaluation Process

The evaluation process is significant for students and we are mindful of the critical importance of providing thorough and effective college-level learning evaluations by qualified individuals.

With our evaluation process, you will:

We are grateful for your assistance.